03.26.2022 EChurch@Wartburg NT Wright: Christ and Creation


Spring Garden link


Prayer to God the Holy Trinity-St Basil the Great (330-379 AD) link

As I rise from sleep I thank You, O Holy Trinity,
for through Your great goodness and patience,
You were not angered with me, an idler and sinner,
nor have You destroyed me in my sins,
but have shown Your usual love for men,
and when I was prostrate in despair,
You raised me to keep the morning watch and to glorify Your power.
And now enlighten my mind’s eye and open my mouth
to study Your words and understand Your commandments a
nd do Your will and sing to You in heartfelt adoration and
praise Your Most Holy Name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

A Prayer of St Augustine link

Look upon us, O Lord,
and let all the darkness of our souls
vanish before the beams of thy brightness.
Fill us with holy love,
and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom.
All our desire is known unto thee,
therefore perfect what thou hast begun,
and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer.
We seek thy face,
turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory.
Then shall our longing be satisfied,
and our peace shall be perfect.

Prayer to God the Father – St Ambrose of Milan (337-397 AD) link

O Lord, who has mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of Your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and to enjoy You,
for Christ’s sake.

Benediction link

May the God who shakes heaven and earth,
whose Spirit blows through the valleys and the hills;
whom death could not contain and
who lives to disturb and bring us life;
bless us with the power to endure,
to hope and to love.


03.26.2022 EChurch@Wartburg NT Wright: Christ and Creation — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks, Dee!

    NTW is always a thought-provoking listen.

    His insistence, at about 17:00, that we think about “Christ the creator” not in abstract theological terms, but in terms of the concrete historical particularities of the NT depictions of Jesus reminds me of a gob-smacking line in Robert Jenson’s (a great theologian in the US Lutheran churches) compact systematic theology, that our theology of Jesus as the visible image and exegesis of the Father implies that God’s self-conception, His idea of “Who He is”, is of a 1st century Jew, under Roman domination, and executed by the oppressors.

    I hope that NTW gets increasing traction in the Ev churches. Perhaps it will help.